About Us

About CodeGirls

CodeGirls is a community-funded Coding and Business Skills boot camp, run by ConsulNet Corporation with its partners, United Global Initiative and WomenInTechPK. The boot camp is specifically designed for girls/women from middle to low-income families, with no prior tech education, who are looking to break into the tech industry by learning how to code. This female empowerment program, in multiple phases is transforming 220 lives every four months.

Founding Partners

The visionaries behind CodeGirls have a shared vision of making a difference by empowering their fellow human beings, to help them reach their God given potential, through education and skills transfer.

Faiza Yousuf

Founder at WomenInTechPK, Chief Consultant at OuttaBox

Faiza Yousuf is a technologist with almost a decade of experience in the tech industry. She is a serial entrepreneur and is currently running a consultation company with a focus on helping small businesses to embrace technology.

Other than her business, Faiza is the founder of WomenInTechPK, the only and biggest tech community for women technologists in Pakistan, which is making waves in the local tech industry due to its programs and activism. One of the programs called CodeGirls (free coding and business skills boot camp for girls/women) has received immense support from both local and international tech sectors in the form of sponsorships, outreach and paid internships.

Faiza is also an ambassador for CryptoChicks, a blockchain and AI based community initiative with its HQ in Toronto. This endeavor includes co-running a highly subsidized online training program for female programmers and analysts in Pakistan and working with their international partners to engage local talent in hackathons and mentoring programs.

Faiza is a graduate and post graduate from NED University and completed a World Bank funded program called WomenXPakistan, which equipped her with the knowledge to run and grow her business. She enjoys teaching and training and have worked with various local universities as a visiting professor. She recently worked on a USAID funded program as a Tech Trainer with focus on Gender Equity and Women Empowerment.

Along with all of this, Faiza is a top-rated freelancer on Upwork, a member of the Agile Development Society Pakistan and has been featured in various publications worldwide.She is a well-known speaker and recently delivered a keynote at Agile Testing Days Conference in Germany. She loves to read and enjoys writing about tools and practices.

Hasnain Walji

Ph.D. – Executive Director, United Global Initiative

Hasnain Walji is a researcher, educator and writer, with a keen interest in connecting the dots between technology and human behavior. As a thought leader the hallmark of his leadership is to think out of the box so that businesses and non-profit organizations he is engaged with remain relevant and progressive as they confront new realities and challenges.

Hasnain’s continued contributions from his active engagement on boards such as The Frugality Nation Foundation, Alliance for Research and Spiritual Heritage, Interfaith Peace Ministry of Orange County, The United Global Initiative, and his volunteer work with several United Nations member NGOs has taken him round the world, assisting in establishing numerous projects empowering underprivileged girls and children in the fields of health and education.

Shamim Rajani

COO at Genetech Solutions and Co-Founder at ConsulNet Corporation

Shamim Rajani is a Techpreneur and has been serving the Pakistan IT industry for the last 14 years. She is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of “Genetech Solutions” where she leads the Open Source and Mobile Apps Team along with all the client interactions.She is also the co-founder of ConsulNet Corporation, a tech training institution that imparts education on social grounds and acts as an incubator for Software companies. She is the founder and trainer for various programs, including CodeGirls, which is a coding and business bootcamp for girls and helps them start their careers in the tech industry.

Shamim loves volunteering and public speaking. She serves as a public speaker at national and international level conferences and events. She was recently invited as a guest speaker at ACP18 conference by Agile Development Society and is also serving as its member. She is actively working to help the cause of women empowerment and inclusion in the technology industry and is serving in the same area for over a decade.

Program Details

CodeGirls Free basic boot camp and data collections for measuring impact, employment opportunities and sponsorship for infrastructure.

Following is the course outline for the program:


  • Tech Workshops
    HTML5, CSS, JavaScript and JQuery.

    101 Hrs

  • Core Skills Workshops
    Entrepreneurial skills, Financial Literacy, Soft Skills, Solopreneurial Skills, Work Readiness, HR Law and Dealing with Workplace Harassment.

    26 Hrs

Graduated students will be placed in the IT industry on paid internships.

Graduated students will be moved to Phase 2 (free boot camp) for further tech training.

Following is the course outline for the program:

  • Tech Workshops Advanced Programming / Software Quality Assurance / WordPress Development /NodeJS . 101 Hrs
  • Core Skills Workshops Freelancing, Work Readiness, Design Thinking and Problem Solving Skills. 24 Hrs

Graduated students will be placed in the IT industry on paid internships.


  • Become a pro Freelancer.
    Workshops on becoming a pro-freelancer, building your profile, portfolio and personal brand, Presales activities, cost and effort estimation, managing projects creating SOPs and a sales funnel, work optimization and productivity hacks.

    125 Hrs

Why CodeGirls?

We believe in an inclusive future and want to play our part in it!

Tech is a great equalizer and giving girls/women access to free quality technology education can create great economic benefits for them but also for the society. With our program, our participants not only learn how to code but they also get basic training to start and run their own businesses as well as get access to employment opportunities in the tech industry.

Trainers and Mentors

The trainers and mentors are experienced professionals from the tech and business community. They are spending significant time in facilitation and mentoring the participants, which makes this program one of its kind. Moreover, exposing our participants to working women from the tech industry help them feel inspired and confident that they can also make achieve their goals.

abbas rizvi

Abbas Hassan

Designer at Genetech Solution

abbas ul hasan

Abbas ul Hassan

Designer at Genetech Solution

Ahsan Raza

Ahsan Raza

Developer at Genetech Solutions

aimen

Aiman Khan

SQA at Genetech Solutions

m.ali

Ali Nayani

Developer at Genetech Solutions

Anum Merchant

Anum M. Merchant

CEO/Founder & Lead Trainer | HR Professional – Sheviews

Danish Ejaz

Danish Ejaz

Managing Director – MadvertisingPk

faiza

Faiza Yousuf

Chief Consultant at OuttaBox, Founder at WomenInTechPK

Hadia Siddiqui

Hadia Siddiqui

Assistant Manager – Learning & Development – SilkBank Limited.

haider

Haider Abbas

Developer at Genetech Solutions

Ishraq Aslam

Ishraq Aslam

UI Developer at Genetech Solutions

khadim hussain

Khadim Hussain

Developer at Genetech Solutions

Muhammad Faisal

Muhammad Faisal

Developer at Genetech Solutions

mohammad usama

Muhammad Usama Mazhar

Founder & CEO Grids Hub

neelam raheel

Neelam Raheel

Project Manager at Genetech Solution

Noman

Noman Ghani

Developer at Genetech Solutions

sadiq

Sadiq Rajani

Developer at Genetech Solutions

Najam us Sehar

Sahar Israr

Principal Subject Matter Expert (Evolv Business Accounting) – SS&C Primatics Financial

Salma Nazeer

Salma Nazeer

SQA at Genetech Solutions

shamim rajani

Shamim Rajani

COO – ConsulNet Corporation (A subsidiary of Genetech Solutions)

sana-hussain

Syeda Sana Hussain

Director Human Capital at 10Pearls

zahra-ali

Zahra Ali

Founder – Crops in Pots, Green Schools Pakistan & Organic City Eco Store

Goal Achieved

The program aims to train 600 girls by the end of the year 2019 and scale further to 3000 girls in the next three years for free.

The holistic goal here is to close the gender gap in the tech industry and to give access to resources that allow these girls/women to get trained in coding skills and find better work opportunities.

If you want to help us achieve our goal, sponsor a girl for 120 USD (16000 PKR) only!

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